WorldCat Identities

Barber, David W. (David William) 1958-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 128 publications in 4 languages and 6,021 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Quotations  Dictionaries  Anecdotes  Terminology  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: ML65, 782.10207
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David W Barber
Bach, Beethoven and the boys : music history as it ought to be taught by David W Barber( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A great deal of music history, done with humor
When the fat lady sings : opera history as it ought to be taught by David W Barber( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revised and expanded edition of the classic spoof on musical history. The expanded edition contains new material by David Barber as well as supplementary material by two famous singers and tells all the fun stuff that you don't usually hear about opera composers along with a sturdy structure of opera history
If it ain't baroque : more music history as it ought to be taught by David W Barber( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tutus, tights and tiptoes : ballet history as it ought to be taught by David W Barber( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musician's dictionary by David W Barber( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Musique]
Getting a Handel on Messiah by David W Barber( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tenors, tantrums and trills : an opera dictionary from Aida to ZZZ by David W Barber( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Musique]
Better than it sounds : a dictionary of humorous musical quotations by David W Barber( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Musique]
The music lover's quotation book( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together memorable words and quips from composers, performers, writers, listeners, critics and fans. The book covers a wide range of musical genres and time periods from classical masters to jazz legends to country crooners to the bad boys of hip-hop and rap
Quotable Alice : from the works of Lewis Carroll by Lewis Carroll( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description
Quotable Twain by Mark Twain( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quotable Sherlock( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Quotable Sherlock, David W. Barber brings together the best and most memorable of Conan Doyle's expressions from the Sherlock Holmes stories. There is also a selection of the famous illustrations Sidney Paget and others created for the original editions" --
If it ain't baroque : more music history as it ought to be taught by David W Barber( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last laugh : essays and oddities in the news by David W Barber( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quotable Alice : from the works of Lewis Carroll by David W Barber( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tutus, tights and tiptoes : ballet history as it ought to be taught by David W Barber( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zygzakiem przez muzykę czyli Następna historia muzyki wyłożona wreszcie jak należy by David W Barber( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in Polish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baletki i baleriny czyli Historia baletu wyłożona wreszcie jak należy by David W Barber( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Polish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piccolo improbabile glossario di musica by David W Barber( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strain rate and temperature effects on strain rate sensitivity in three dual-phase sheet steels by David W Barber( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Bach, Beethoven and the boys : music history as it ought to be taught
Alternative Names
Barber, David W.

Barber, David William.

Barber, David William 1958-

Languages
English (103)

Polish (11)

Chinese (3)

Italian (3)

Covers
When the fat lady sings : opera history as it ought to be taughtIf it ain't baroque : more music history as it ought to be taughtTutus, tights and tiptoes : ballet history as it ought to be taughtA musician's dictionaryGetting a Handel on MessiahTenors, tantrums and trills : an opera dictionary from Aida to ZZZBetter than it sounds : a dictionary of humorous musical quotationsThe music lover's quotation book